Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Director, School of Public Health



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Professor Elio  Riboli is Director of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, rated one of the top two epidemiology and public health submissions to the UK’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2009. He holds an M.D. degree (1977, State University of Milan), a Master of Public Health (1980, Milan) and a Master of Science in Epidemiology (1982, Harvard University). Professor Riboli is a Registered Physician (General Medical Council, UK, 2005) and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (2008).

From 1983 to 2005 Professor Riboli was based at Lyon’s the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), where he developed new research projects in the areas of nutrition, nutritional status and cancer. In 1989 he initiated the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), which sampled data from 500,000 subjects across 26 centres in ten countries. He was Head of the Nutrition and Hormones Group of IARC from 2004 to 2005.

Professor Riboli has co-authored over 310 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 book chapters and books and serves on editorial boards of major journals on nutrition, cancer and epidemiology. 

In 2005 he joined Imperial College London as Professor of Cancer Epidemiology; in 2006 he was appointed Divisional Head of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, and became Director  when the School of Public Health was established in January 2010. 




Al-Dabhani K, Tsilidis K, Murphy N, et al., Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and association with metabolic syndrome in a Qatari population, Nutrition and Diabetes, ISSN:2044-4052

Aune D, Giovannucci E, Boffetta P, et al., Fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cardiovasculardisease, total cancer and all-cause mortality – a systematicreview and dose-response meta-analysis of prospectivestudies, International Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN:1464-3685

Merritt MA, Tzoulaki I, van den Brandt PA, et al., Nutrient-wide association study of 57 foods/nutrients and epithelial ovarian cancer in the EPIC study and the NLCS, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ISSN:1938-3207

Riboli E, Vineis, Alcohol and lung cancer risk among never smokers, International Journal of Cancer, ISSN:1097-0215

Riboli E, tsilidis K, cross A, Genetic variation in the ADIPOQ gene, adiponectin concentrations and risk of colorectal cancer – a Mendelian Randomization analysis using data from three large cohort studies, European Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN:1573-7284

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